Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Join the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers this Saturday at Sherwood Rec Center (640 10th St NE) for the 2nd Annual Sherwood Day

The Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers are hosting their Second Annual Sherwood Day this Saturday, September 26, starting at 10 am at the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE).
They'll have fun, family-friendly, community-building activities, including a moon bounce and face painting, going through 2 pm.

This Sherwood Day marks the first anniversary of the new Sherwood playground, so we hope everyone who enjoys it and lives in the area can join us to celebrate it and our community.

For more info, following the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Argonaut turns 10 & will celebrate a decade of awesomeness on H Street this Saturday afternoon

Happy Birthday, Argonaut!  Hard to believe it, but the granddaddy of H Street's revival and everyone's favorite neighborhood gathering spot (co-owned and co-managed by one of the finest H Street neighborhood households around) is turning 10.

Join Scott, Shaaren, Ara, the rest of the Argo team and your neighborhoods for a fun celebration on Saturday starting at 2 pm.  They'll have drink specials, give aways, and unveil a new house beer (we hear it's being brewed by a highly regarded craft brewery).  Argonaut recently added some new outdoor seating and a new outdoor bar as well, so if you haven't been recently, this is a good excuse to check those out as well.

Monday, September 7, 2015

ANC6A hosting education forum with local schools, CM Charles Allen & Bd of Ed Rep Joe Weedon, Thursday, September 10, 7 pm @ Miner Elem (601 15th St NE)

ANC6A will host an education forum with our local public schools, Councilmember Charles Allen and State Board of Education Representative Joe Weedon at our monthly meeting on Thursday, September 10, at 7 pm, at Miner Elementary (601 15th St NE).  Principals and parent leaders from our community schools, including Eliot-Hine, Maury, Miner, SWS, Ludlow-Taylor, and Eastern will be present to participate in this community conversation. 
This is a great opportunity for our schools to share about their programs and areas that we as a community can assist them.  It's also a great opportunity for community members to learn more about your neighborhood schools and to learn how you can support them and get involved in them now.  
Our schools are one of our community's most important assets and ANC6A wants to ensure that we are doing everything we can to facilitate greater support for and communication with our local schools.  This forum is the first step in that process.  If you have questions about our neighborhood schools and are interested in getting involved at them, please contact me our your single member district commissioner. 
I hope you can join us next week.  

Phil Toomajian
Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sallys Middle Name offering free ESOL classes to help non-English-speaking restaurant employees on H Street

Beginning September 2, Sally's Middle Name (1320 H St) will be offering a free 8 week, hour long, weekly ESOL class.  The goal of this course will be to help educate non-English-speaking restaurant employees on the H Street corridor in order to better their work environment and allow them to further their careers without the hindrance of a language barrier.

While there are many free ESOL classes offered around the city, few cater to the schedule and needs of people in the restaurant industry. Sally's hope that this class will provide a learning environment that is both convenient and beneficial to those who need it most.

If you're interested in the class, please contact
Details after the break

Friday, June 5, 2015

Community-led effort seeks to bring immersion to Miner Elementary--hosting forums at Rosedale Rec (6/13) & Tyler Elementary (6/11)

There is a grassroots movement to start a Dual Language (Mandarin) Program at Miner Elementary. The "ground-swell" now includes interest from inbound ANC commissioners, CHPSPO, members of the PTO --and of course neighborhood parents. There is support in the conversation continuing and seeing where it goes. 
That conversation is continuing in two venues next month:

  • June 13 @ 1:00 - Rosedale Rec Center (1701 Gales Street): A screening of "Speaking in Tonguesa documentary about Dual Language programs, followed by a Q&A about Dual Language programs and the possibility of starting one at Miner ES. This is likely to provide "intro-level" information as it is at the very beginning of the conversation.

  • June 11 @ 7:00 - Tyler ES (1001 G St SE): Community Forum hosted by Tyler Elementary SchoolCHPSPO and DC Immersion Project that will provide more in-depth information, including a presentation of scholarly research for those who are already at Tyler as well as for families just starting to think about this.
Both events are free and open to the public.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

H Street Office hours w/ Councilmember Charles Allen tomorrow 5:30-7 pm @ Smith Commons (1245 H St)

Ward 6 Community Office Hours with Councilmember Charles Allen and his staff come to H Street tomorrow Wednesday, May 20, 5:30 - 7 pm, for a happy hour at Smith Commons (1245 H St).  These events are a great opportunity to talk through your hopes and ideas for bettering our community with our Councilmember and his staff.  This one is also a great excuse to take advantage of one of the best happy hours on H Street.  We hope to see you there!

For more info, visit Councilmember Allen's website:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Rosedale Adopt A Block Spring Cleanup tomorrow May 9, 3 pm

Live in or around Rosedale?  Help get it looking good for spring by participating in this community cleanup tomorrow.   

Dear Rosedale/Kramer/Gales and 17th Street Neighbors,

The Rosedale Adopt-A-Block Program run by Pete Maki and Mr. "Doc" Roots is holding a Spring Clean-up Event this Saturday (5/9).  Just an hour or so of your time will help make the neighborhood so much nicer.  They'll have some gloves and trash bags, but feel free to bring your own.

WHEN:  Start time is 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th
WHERE  Meet at the corner of 17th Street and Rosedale Street NE.  Look for the people and signs!
WHAT: Spend 1-2 hours and work a grid of streets and back alleys for trash...a pleasant way to meet your neighbors and keep the streets nice for us all.

If you have questions about the event, Pete's email is: 

Posted by the Friends of the Rosedale Library